Monthly Archives: November 2013

Outside Corroboration and the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

A bizarre slogan that is making the rounds in Christian apologetics is to claim that there is no outside corroboration for Pliny the Younger’s account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius dating to the 1st century CE, nor any mention … Continue reading

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Polybius, Political Science, and the United States Constitution

One of the ancient authors I have been teaching about this quarter in my discussion sections on the Roman Republic is the Roman historian Polybius. Although Polybius was a native-born Greek, who was captured and brought to Italy as a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Podcast Interview and Other News

I have been away from the blog for a little while, due to commitments with my graduate coursework. I won’t have time to write much new until the end of the Fall academic quarter (I have a PhD qualifying exam … Continue reading

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